I booked a week through RCI because I needed a rest from the cold and the snow up in Canada.
At first, I was dissapointed with the location of my building, called Osprey, which is right next to the highway. I got ear plugs the first night at a nearby drug store and everything went fine.
The pool becomes overcrowded very fast so make sure you reserve your chair early in the morning. If you get at the pool at 1pm, after lunch, you may well end up standing or worse, sitting alongside the child pool, behind a fence.
My stay was planned during spring break, so the abundance of kids in the pool made the experience a bit noisy. But as one may say, the sun is shining for everybody and all in all, the swimming experience was fine.
The condo in itself was clean; insist to be located in the A section, where you will take be taking advantage of a Jacuzzi right next to your bed. Neat after a long day in the sun.
As far as hygiene is concerned, I would rate it an A...clean, tidy with a lot of nice dishes.
What has sadly undermined my experience was Vacation Village's unfamous sales experience. Please, DON'T FALL IN THE TRAP and don't be so naive as to be attracted by their phoney gift offers.
When you check in at the reception, you will be directed to another counter where someone will be offering you a 75 dollars VISA gift card, if, of course, you attend a "short" meeting about the site. This is exactly the way she described it.
First, it wasn't short, and second, it is not about the site per se but about selling to you. Sell, Sell, Sell and pressure, pressure, pressure.
If you once had a terrible experience with Jehovah's witnesses, this Weston affair may well compare to it. If you open your door to a member of that religious group and dare argue with one of them, you are SIMPLY DONE, over with, finished, cooked, whatever you call it. Same thing with the sales meeting.
A guy takes you for lunch, chatty and pleasant. But when you think it is over, it actually has not started yet!
They present you with figures and impose upon you visits of condos after visits of condos. You keep telling them you already are an owner but they don't care and keep coming back at you.
Finally, at the end, I was fighting against 3 of them at the same time - a real war, a combat, a bout, a fight, whatever you want to call it - and I got really agressive and stern. I finally was directed to the gitft counter, not before enduring another push - final and sadly desperate - from a so-called Vacation Village sales representative.
End of story: got my gift card, took me an hour to spent it. But please learn from my experience. If you do really want to get some rest and take advantage of the week off, AVOID THAT MEETING AT ALL COST.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within the famous South Florida Spa, Tennis and Golf Community of Weston, lies a vacationer's dream at Vacation Village at Weston Resort. Indulge in spacious one-and two-bedroom suites with amenities like private Jacuzzi tubs, kitchens, and living and dining areas. Resort amenities include a heated, outdoor pool and relaxing outdoor whirlpool. Poolside activities, barbecue facilities and more also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Weston Vacation Village
- Vacation Village Weston Bonaventure
- Vacation Village Weston Florida
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